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Sven Olof Joachim Palme
Sven Olof Joachim Palme (January 30, 1927 – March 1, 1986) was a Swedish politician. Palme was the leader of the Social Democratic Party from 1969 to 1986 and was the Prime Minister of Sweden with a Privy Council Government from 1969 to 1976 and a cabinet government from 1982 until his assassination in 1986. Palme's murder was the first of its kind in modern Swedish history and had an impact across Scandinavia similar to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in the United States.

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Emanuel Swedenborg, 75, holding the manuscript of Apocalypsis Revelata (1766)
Emanuel Swedenborg (born Emanuel Swedberg; February 8, 1688–March 29, 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, Christian mystic, and theologian. Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. At the age of fifty-six he entered into a spiritual phase in which he experienced dreams and visions. This culminated in a spiritual awakening, where he claimed he was appointed by the Lord to write a heavenly doctrine to reform Christianity. He claimed that the Lord had opened his eyes, so that from then on he could freely visit heaven and hell, and talk with angels, demons, and other spirits. For the remaining 28 years of his life, he wrote and published 18 theological works, of which the best known was Heaven and Hell (1758), and several unpublished theological works.

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John Fredrik Reinfeldt is a Swedish politician who was the 32nd Prime Minister of Sweden from 2006 to 2014. He has been chairman of the liberal conservative Moderate Party since 2003 and was the last rotating President of the European Council in 2009. Reinfeldt announced his resignation as both PM and party leader after suffering defeat at the 2014 general election.

A native of Stockholm County, Reinfeldt joined the Moderate Youth League in 1983, and by 1992 had risen to the rank of chairman, a position he held until 1995. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1991, representing his home constituency. Following the 2006 general election, Reinfeldt was elected Prime Minister on 6 October. Together with the three other political parties in the centre-right Alliance for Sweden, Reinfeldt presided over a coalition government with the support of a narrow majority in the parliament. At the age of 41, he was the third-youngest person to become Prime Minister of Sweden.


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Henry walking on his murderer. Painting from the Church of Taivassalo about 1450.
Saint Henry (pyhä Henrik or piispa Henrik in Finnish, Biskop Henrik or Sankt Henrik in Swedish, Henricus et cetera in Latin; died allegedly 20 January circa 1150) was a medieval Swedish clergyman. According to legends, he conquered Finland together with King Eric the Saint of Sweden and died as a martyr, becoming a central figure in the local Roman Catholic Church. However, the authenticity of the accounts of his life, ministry, and death are widely disputed.

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Andreas Tegström (born 18 January 1979) is a Swedish footballer most noted for his time in Norwegian Tippeligaen clubs Sandefjord and Fredrikstad where he played as a striker. Tegström wanted to became a professional ice hockey player while growing up, but he quit playing ice hockey and pursued football at the amateur level for Tenhults IF and Husqvarna FF. He was brought to Sandefjord in 2005 and scored 14 goals in his first season; the club won promotion to Tippeligaen. In Sandefjord's first season at the top-flight, Tegström scored ten goals in the league and played in the 2006 Norwegian Football Cup Final. The next season he moved to Fredrikstad, where he was not a regular on the first team. He spent time on loan with Hønefoss in 2009, and he returned to Sweden after the 2010 season when his contract with Fredrikstad expired. After two seasons with the Superettan side Jönköpings Södra, he rejoined Husqvarna FF ahead of the 2013 season.


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